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XBox Music set to launch

Prepare for a revolution. Sit down, strap in and get ready. Microsoft is on the verge of launching an amazing new system that will, wait for it, allow you to listen to the music you want, when you want and where you want. Wow. KitGuru finds a cool, dark room …

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iPhone 5 increases global frieght charges

With more than 5 million iPhone 5 units shipping in the first few days after launch, someone, somewhere in the world, needs to load boxes into a van, drive them to an airport or ship loading bay and help them on their DHL/UPS way across the world. KitGuru wonders if …

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2012 iPad Mini Rumors Infographic

Have you missed all the rumours on the upcoming Apple iPad Mini tablet? This ‘infographic’ from Peter Brown at Gimmitech may prove useful then, it charts out all the rumours in an easy to read vertical formula. Obviously none of this has been confirmed by Apple themselves, but it is …

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LG Nexus spied in clearest shots yet

A very possible, and likely LG Nexus smartphone has been making a strong statement in recent days with leak after leak. Overnight, more images of the LG E960 codenamed “Mako” have been revealed with some specifications. The reported specifications include a 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, Adreno …

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Lenovo release new laptop-tablet hybrids

Lenovo have launched a new series of Windows laptop-tablet hybrid systems that they hope will help boost sales in both business and consumer markets. The new devices will be running Windows 8 and Windows RT operating systems, and are touchscreen capable. These hybrids can easily transform between a tablet and …

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More pictures leak of likely LG Nexus smartphone

Following yesterday’s leak of the LG E960 hiding within a case, more pictures of the likely Nexus device have been leaked. This time without the exterior casing, revealing an interesting design mashup of LG’s flagship Optimus G and the current Nexus smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. The device looks very …

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Is LG’s Nexus smartphone the E960?

In the latest round of Nexus device rumours we have an entrance from LG. Images reveal a device that looks similar to the previously announced Optimus G, except with a slight difference. It is running stock Android rather than LG’s own interface and could be the first member of the …

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HTC post disappointing results: 79% profit drop

HTC are struggling in face of rising competition, posting their lowest quarterly profit results since 2006. The company has been suffering in the face of rising competition from Apple and Samsung in the smartphone sector. Their third quarter profit was $133 million. HTC was the biggest smartphone maker by shipments …

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Apple pulls in iPad mini for October announcement

The best football teams in the world not only play their own game, they also mark the opposition off the pitch – preventing them from playing THEIR game. While Apple’s initial plan was to push the iPad Mini into stores for 12th December, that date has moved ahead of announcements …

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New iPod Touch with A5 SoC chip

Apple have today released a digital user guide for their 5th generation iPod Touch. According to AppleInsider there is a separate benchmark which shows an A5 processor running at 800mhz, giving performance figures close to the iPhone 4S. The Japanese language Apple blog ‘Mac Otakara’ has posted screenshots (above) which …

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If the Android 4.2 rumours are false, what do we have?

Just yesterday we reported on some rumours surrounding an upcoming version of Android, however these rumours have been revealed to be false. The original source did not verify its sources and it turns out they were nothing more than made up. Rumours will forever be rumours and we’d like to apologise for …

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Google Nexus 7 set to get a storage boost

One of our biggest concerns about the ASUS-produced, Google-marketed Nexus 7 tablet in our review was the internal storage; or lack of it. However, the tablet is set to receive a 32 GB model, seemingly in the coming weeks. A Japanese customer bought a brand-new 16 GB model but on …

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Foxconn workers strike over iPhone 5 working conditions

Thousands of workers at a Foxconn factory went on strike this weekend to protest over working conditions on the iPhone 5 production lines. The report comes from an independent workers rights organisation. New York based China Labor Watch works closely with sources in China. The Foxconn plant in Zhengzhou, China …

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Apple prepare 10 million iPad Mini tablets for Q4

Even though Apple have yet to officially announce the new iPad Mini it would appear they have prepared 10 million units for order in Q4 this year. The Wall Street Journal have said that the company have ordered so many by judging the orders from Asian component suppliers. The WSJ …

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Apple acknowledge iPhone 5 lens flare issue

Apple have acknowledged that the iPhone 5 can experience imaging issues of a ‘purplish or other colored flare, haze, or spot’. They add that the problems can occur in ‘[m]ost small cameras, including those in every generation of iPhone.’ Some publications reported on this issue over the last couple of …

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Review

The IBM ThinkPad has legendary status, and when Lenovo took over production they were keen to take this iconic range into the next century. Equally so, Lenovo were aware that they couldn’t mess with the design too much, especially as the primary focus has always been the business audience. The …

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iPad Mini ‘renders’ hit the web

Many people are waiting on the rumoured Apple iPad Mini – the smaller, less expensive tablet set to target a wider audience. A graphic designer created a 3D CAD drawing and concept renderings of the possible appearance. While they may not be completely accurate they are certainly worth a look. …

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iPad Mini may suffer from shortages at launch

Apple are planning a new iPad Mini, a smaller 7.85 inch version of their hugely successful tablet. Rumors of this device would indicate that it may actually launch as early as next week. The smaller, cheaper tablet is designed to target a different audience, and to ensure that competitors can’t …

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Is your smartphone dangerous to your health?

I have been reading iFixit for many years, and love their content. They published a really interesting article this week which details a breakdown on a range of mobile phones, and just what exactly they contain, on a chemical level. These high tech devices may look sharp and ‘clean’ but …

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